(Closed) Boobs and lack thereof.

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Something with support is important (duh). I’d look at dresses that are halter/v-neck or similar, for extra support and also reduce the chances of popping out of their dresses. And while backless dresses are pretty, they are probably going to need an A-line strapless bra or something similar to wear underneath, so you might just want to drag them to the nearest bridal/prom store and start helping them try on styles 🙂

ETA: Halters are great, but make sure they don’t pull forward on their necks–it hurts! A racerback or criss-cross straps would be ideal to mimic the look of halter style.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Stay away from stapless. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t get anything that’s strapless. I find that corset backs help because they keep everything tucked in and prevent spillage.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@SockJunkie:  I am a 34E and the one thing I would suggest would be to pick a dress they can wear a normal bra with (if that is possible). Strapless bras that support for any amount of time are few and far between, and if you are lucky enough to find one… they can be expensive. I would talk to  your ladies. They will know what type of dresses work for them. It can definitely be difficult, so be patient. Good Luck! 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d avoid the infiniti dress. I’d also avoid halter tops. Though they give support, it’s not good support. Halters make big breasted people look even larger and tend to emphasize cleavage to an unnatural degree.

As a large-chested woman myself–I measure an F but generally get fitted into an E–I recommend strapless for those comfortable with it. Strapless does not offer support but it does help minimize the appearance of large boobs and help equalize everyone’s appearance. A great longline bra will provide the requisite support. If your ladies are not comfortable in strapless, then the enxt best is the tanktop style neckline with straps about an inch wide.

A-line should help balance proportions.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

If you want something they’d wear again we’re talking more than just comfort but personal style. You should take them to the store and let them try stuff on. You’ll figure it out from there. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlwaysSunny:  +1

Since you are already comfortable with them all wearing different styles, why not go and try some on? That way you can see what they all look like standing up next to eachother in the dresses they pick, and you can, at the least, see what necklines/shapes are most flattering.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wear a Dirty Delete, but need to get measured better.  I can’t wear anything that doesn’t have good straps – usually at least an inch thick.  My wedding dress was off the shoulder, but I had a longline under it, which gave support.  Alot of bridesmaids dresses won’t work with a longline bra, and especially not a jersey dress.  The issue with jersey isn’t just the lack of coverage, it’s the lack of stiff fabric or boning or support from construction.  

As far as halters, my issue is that my chest is heavy, so the weight all goes into the strap of the halter, which then pulls on my neck.  That can really hurt!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m a Dirty Delete but petite and while I don’t mind the strapless (although I have a bunch of large breasted friends who do), I usually HATE halter. It usually makes me look ALL chest and if it’s V-ed even in the slightest, I have a lot of cleavage. Too much for a wedding.

As was stated above the infiniti dress, while pretty, is not so nice or forgiving. Empire waists tend to make me look like I’m ALL boob (I have a short torso).

I would ask your girls what they are comfortable with. Maybe even have a shopping trip with them to try stuff on.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No halters for sure. Infinity dresses are probably no good. Sorry! They just usually aren’t good enough to cover all the parts of the bras your ladies will have to wear. I agree you should just go to a store and have them start trying stuff on. With these girls it might be ideal to do 2 part dresses, as dresses often are made too small in the bust area. Do they have LBDs that they could wear? That would be the cheapest and most body friendly option if the color works for you. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Two things:

Make sure they can wear a bra. This probably eliminates a lot of strapless dresses.

Avoid anything with a seam directly under the bust. I’m only a 32D, but even at that size, I find that anything with a seam right under the bust area means the seam will either be in the correct place and I will be uncomfortably/immodestly boob-alicious, or I will adjust the dress to cover myself a little bit and end up with a super awkward seam/line across the middle of my bewbs.

And +1 to the PP that mentioned that halters can be iffy. I hate the way halters make me look. I feel like I’m all chest and have man shoulders, but there are plenty of well-endowed women that would disagree with me, I suppose.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Check out J Crew —  my very well endowed bridesmaids LOVED the “heidi” dress — it is flattering, pretty, and you can wear a regular bra with it without looking like a MOB. It comes in short or long, a bunch of gorgeous colors, AND, it looks good on ladies with small chests, too!

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